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Farmworker: Diversified

Catnip Ridge Manure Application, Inc

Bloomfield, IA

$16.19 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
catnip.stacy@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
25
Job Duties:
Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Field Fertilizer Application: Workers will perform various duties associated with applying fertilizers to fields, including the loading and unloading of the fertilizer material. Workers will also assist with the pumping of the liquid fertilizer Workers will be given a brief demonstration of what the exact duties are. This could include hooking up pumps and blowers to farm equipment and mixing the fertilizer. Workers will be preparing the worksite for application which would include laying hose on the ground with tractor, setting pumps in fertilizer pits to prepare to pump the fertilizer onto the fields. During application workers, will monitor pumps throughout the pumping process. When application is complete the workers will pick up equipment, clean-up work site and prepare to move equipment to the next location. Throughout the job, workers are responsible for maintaining equipment. Workers will perform various duties associated with applying fertilizers to the fields used in the production of agriculture crops. Farm Equipment Operation During Field Operations: Workers will be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity in the production of crops. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of tractor. Workers will be required to operate tractors according to instructions and in a manner, that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination. Truck Operation: Properly licensed and trained workers may be required to operate trucks on public roadways. Workers that operate trucks will be required to operate all vehicles in a proper and safe manner. Farm maintenance: Workers will perform various duties associated with general farm maintenance. Workers will clean hog buildings, using shovels and pumps. Workers will ensure farm building stay in good repair. Workers may be required to repair fencing, and farm building. Crewleader: Workers will perform various duties associated with overseeing seasonal work crews. Workers that are able to be properly licensed may also transport workers. Farm, Field and Shed Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm and shed sanitation duties incidental to the farming operation. Job specifications can change frequently during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given by the supervisor for each day’s work. During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engage in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Workers should have at least 3 months verifiable experience operation 55+ HP Farm Equipment and as a crew leader. Applicants must have a valid drivers license or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Catnip Ridge Manure Application, Inc
Location:
Conesville, IA 52739
Telephone Number:
+13197256631

Worksite

Address:
26868 Lilac Ave, Bloomfield , IA 52537

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22215-393853
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/16/2022

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